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After having said it would not agree to any exemption on its ban on live sheep exports, the federal Department of Agriculture has now allowed a ship to transport tens of thousands of live sheep to the Middle East, reports Mary Merkenich.

As Australia and the world took to the streets in solidarity with Black Lives Matter protests in the United States, prisoners at the Bandyup Women’s Prison saw a Yamatji woman prisoner slammed to the ground by prison guards, writes Deborah Green.

With sea level rise, superstorms, mega droughts, crop failure and mass species extinction, nature is forcing us to see what capitalism denies, the interconnectedness of all life on our ocean planet, writes Jess Spear. If we allow business-as-usual to continue, the impact on us will become greater and more severe.

The rebellion against police violence and murder continues to expand in the United States. New demands are being raised concerning issues of institutional racism by Black and Brown people and in opposition to the symbols of white genocide by Native American nations, writes Malik Miah.

Small rallies calling for the freedom of detained refugees were held at eight locations across Melbourne on June 13, reports Chris Slee.

University of Melbourne staff voted overwhelmingly to reject a proposed change to their enterprise agreement, writes Susan Price.

PM Scott Morrison wants unions and employers “to put down their weapons”, claiming this is the way jobs will be created. However, history shows otherwise, writes Mary Merkenich.

A rally for refugees proceeded safely, despite being denied authorisation by the NSW Supreme Court, reports Pip Hinman.

Unfree Speech is a journey of a young activist that challenges the common stereotype of modern-day youth being incompetent and apathetic, instead presenting a stark contrast of youth interested in and concerned about their futures, write Alex Salmon and Mark Tan.

Two days after a powerful and emotional refugee rights rally outside the Kangaroo Point detention centre, police moved in to break up a protest camp on June 15, reports Alex Bainbridge.

In a victory for academic freedom, Murdoch University announced on June 12 that it has permanently withdrawn all action against academic and whistleblower Associate Professor Gerd Schröder-Turk, report Alex Salmon and Mark Tan.

Between 10–20,000 people chanted, danced and sang in the rain at Langley Park, Perth, on June 13 in one of the biggest protests for Black rights and against deaths in custody in West Australia ever, reports Alex Salmon.

Hundreds of people turned out for the Brisbane leg of a national day of action demanding , reports Alex Bainbridge.

The New South Wales and federal governments say building new dams and raising the walls of others are the answer to the state’s water crisis. Tracey Carpenter outlines why this is not the case.

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